Fed. Circ. Won't Undo Johnson Controls Unit's IP Loss

By Andrew Karpan (July 14, 2021, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday declined to revive video surveillance system patents owned by a Johnson Controls unit, affirming that the company failed to show the patents covered eligible subject matter.

A three-judge panel turned down an appeal lodged by Sensormatic Electronics LLC, a unit of Johnson Controls, the Irish building security, fire safety, heating, ventilating and air conditioning giant. Last year, a Delaware federal judge had thrown out a collection of five patents that Sensormatic asserted against Wyze Labs, a Seattle-based video surveillance startup launched by a group of former Amazon employees.

The patents, the earliest of which was issued...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!